Do you know which teeth are used for tearing food or how often you should brush? When it comes to your teeth, there are several fascinating facts. The more you understand about them, the more you learn about how to take care of them. Take this quiz to see if your knowledge deserves a “crown.”
The most important part of your bi-annual dental checkup has nothing to do with your teeth. During these exams, your dentist will screen you for oral cancer. Oral cancer can affect different areas of your mouth and throat, including the voice box, the tonsils, the back of the tongue, and the soft palate (the soft spot at the roof of your mouth). The screening is painless, but why is it so vital? Because oral cancer has a higher death rate than most other cancers.
December is the time of year when everyone breaks out their favorite, traditional family recipes. However, nine times out of ten, these treats involve loads of sugar, which can wreak havoc on your teeth. So we have some helpful holiday solutions for keeping your teeth healthy in the midst of holiday treats.
Did you know that one of the most damaging things you can do to your teeth occurs while you’re sleeping? Read about it here along with five other surprising things that you could be doing to cause harm to your teeth – and not even realizing it!